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Understanding the severity of spinal cord injuries

Regardless of how good of a driver you are and how well you follow all the laws and rules of the road, you can never vouch for the competency or care of others on the road. Sadly, tens of thousands of Americans throughout the United States, including many from the Cincinnati, Ohio, area, suffer from serious and catastrophic injuries every year, many due to the negligence of others. One of the more common types of injuries as a result of a car accident are spinal cord injuries.

How dangerous is distracted driving?

While modern technology has been nearly universally embraced by our younger generation, residents from Cincinnati, Ohio, and the surrounding area have come to learn that it comes with its own set of problems. Social media has become a phenomenon in the world, and many members of our younger generation find themselves glued to their tablet or smartphone. While this is not necessarily dangerous at home, younger drivers are also finding it hard to stay off their phones while on the road. And the results can be deadly.

Car crash involving wrong-way driver kills two

It only takes a split-second for an accident to occur on Ohio's roadways that alters the lives of those involved forever. Those lucky to survive a car crash may still be seriously injured, and in the worst of circumstances, car accidents can claim the lives of innocent people.

Apple software update could be the key to safer roads this fall

Distracted driving has become an increasing contributor to automobile accidents across America. According to the Pew Research Center, 95 percent of Americans now own cellphones. Moreover, 77 percent of Americans own smartphones, up from 35 percent in 2011. These devices pose particular challenges to road safety, since they deliver a range of applications and functionalities that can trigger distractions for a driver.

Ohio attorneys help car accident victims understand their options

It only takes a split-second -- someone runs a red light, fails to yield, is drunk or is texting and driving -- for a car accident to occur. While some car accidents in Ohio are mere fender-benders, others are much more serious, leading to injuries. These injuries may require hospitalization or even, in the worst of circumstances, leading to fatalities.

Avoid construction zone car accidents this summer

Summer is approaching in Cincinnati, and with it, drivers will notice a ubiquitous summertime feature on the roads: orange construction barrels. Road construction can be a headache for those driving through it, even if the end results of the construction are streets and highways that are better to drive on. However, driving in construction zones takes extra care, so that car accidents do not occur.

Four critically injured and one dead in Ohio 81-car crash

Most of the time, when we hop in the car, nothing significance happens. We safely arrive at our destination and then go back home. Unfortunately, whether one is driving down the interstate in bumper-to-bumper traffic or taking a more scenic route, it is possible that the drive will end in a car crash.

Ohio bill adds additional penalties for distracted driving

While they were once seen as a luxury 20 years ago, these days just about everyone in Cincinnati uses a cell phone. Moreover, with the advent of smartphones, cell phones these days can do more than ever before. Not only can they make phone calls, but they can text, access social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat, take photos, send and receive emails and so much more. However, cell phone use can be distracting, especially while trying to engage in another task, such as driving. Oftentimes, when a person combines cell phone use and driving, it has the potential to lead to a devastating auto accident.

Head-on car crash injures Ohio deputy

Law enforcement officers in Cincinnati are at constant risk to their personal safety. This is a foundational aspect of doing their jobs. Most of the dangers they face have to do with helping others and investigating crimes. However, there are also times when they are placed in danger in a fashion similar to civilians. This is particularly true when they are on the road. Auto accidents can happen to anyone, and for a multitude of reasons, whether it is distraction, recklessness, intoxication or circumstance. Just like anyone else, when there is a car crash, law enforcement officers and their families must take steps to protect themselves with a possible legal filing.

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